Steps taken to ensure safe CNG usage


The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has chalked out a plan to ensure safe usage of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the country.
A source within the ministry revealed on Sunday, that more than 100 workshops all over the country had started certifying vehicles after inspecting their CNG cylinders. The workshop has been approved and certified by Chief Inspector of Explosives (CIE) and Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP).
The campaign aims at identifying unapproved CNG kits for vehicles, and replacing them with proper cylinders.
The source disclosed that HDIP and CIE were evolving criteria for installation of CNG system in Public Service Vehicles (PSV) and private transportation.
He added that uncertified vehicles would not be issued fitness certificate and route permits by transport authorities, and wouldn’t be allowed to fill gas from CNG stations.
He further said that the government with the approval of Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) banned import of CNG cylinders and conversion kits since last December. Company fitted cylinders in vehicles is completely banned.
The source identified seven approved CNG conversion kits for vehicles.


  1. GREAT NEWS. I will feel more reassured in the future when travelling on CNG powered vehicles throughout Pakistan. Expat in Karachi

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